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Google Earth used on ITV News for 9/11

Tuesday, September 12th, 2010

Last night I spied Google Earth being used on ITV’s 10 o’clock news show in the UK. They used it to zoom out from a satellite photo of Ground Zero and spin around the world to Afghanistan. Full screen, no menus or anything. Is this a new venture for Google perhaps - selling their satellite […]

Professional Video for your Website

Tuesday, August 29th, 2010

The web is awash just now with amateur video hosting services such as YouTube and Google Video. If you really want high quality video for your commercial website you probably want professional filming and production. Step in 45 Degrees Latitude from Kingston, Ontario. They offer professional video services for websites, businesses and expeditions. See www.45degreeslatitude.com […]

My Job Protects Me From Skin Cancer

Friday, July 28th, 2010

The past few weeks have seen some of the best summer weather in England for years. Soaring temperatures and cloudless skies have made it a great summer for all the kids on holiday. I however have been as busy as ever, at my desk, and having to force myself not to just go to the […]

Google Calendar now great for holiday accommodation providers

Tuesday, June 27th, 2010

Google Calendar has been a bit of a revelation for me. It’s extremely simple to use and well laid out.
Every week they’ve been adding new features, but the current one that interests me is being able to publish your calendar, or integrate it into your website.
For people renting out cottages, or B&B’s or caravans with […]

My head is emptied of SEO

Thursday, June 22nd, 2010

Occasionally I, like the rest of the UK find that I need to get away from work and get off the radar for a few days. Last weekend Clan Christie packed up the car and headed to the Highlands to spend a few days in a tent. It was blissful. No SEO, no internet, no […]

Google Earth 4 Removes Free Measurements

Tuesday, June 13th, 2010

I just upgraded to Google Earth 4 and found that the feature that I use most often - the measure path tool - is now no longer available to free users - if you want to use it you’ve got to subscribe to the $20 per year version. That’s a bit tight thinks I so […]